If you know me, you know I’m
OBSESSED with HomeSense (also known as Home Goods in ‘Merica).
Today, I stepped into the store and felt my chest rise in emotion; the grandeur of its Christmas decor displays hit me like a brick.
My palms started sweating and my eyes didn’t even know which way to look. It was UN.BE.LIEVABLE.
The first emotion was: oh my god I must have allll the Christmas things.
The second emotion was: hoard it. Hoard it all.
The third emotion was: I hope no one grabs anything I would kill for because I might, in fact, cry.
The fourth emotion erased that all, however, when I realized I was so overwhelmed by the decor options, I couldn’t decide.
I literally paced up and down the same aisles at least 20 times (not exaggerating). Every now and then I’d wander off to the food section just to let the store employees know I wasn’t losing my mind. (But I was).
Oooh! Bonus of landing in said food section was bumping into Chef Randy of CityLine and the co-owner of 3 popular restaurants in Barrie.
But I had to focus on the decor. There was so much to choose from. Did you want Country Vintage? Eclectic? Tartan Dreams? Rose gold and Amber? Or Vintage Vintage? What about modern vintage? I was debating the gold reindeer head enveloped in a wreath (?) but in the end I slapped myself in the face.
I settled on doing a romantic, vintage, Gatsby inspired theme. Think glass, silver, soft pastels and glowing yellows.
My first picks were two amazing houses made OF CARDBOARD. So props to me there because, hello, cardboard means cheapo prices.
This was especially important since husband said his favourite theme would be: The Whatever We Have in the Boxes in the Basement Theme.
I decided I didn’t like that theme.
Here is what I purchased today, and they’re for the kids’ rooms specifically. I didn’t really purchase much more than that. I contained myself and said I could build accordingly and, who am I kidding, more decor will still arrive in the weeks ahead.
Aren’t these houses the cutest? They remind me of vintage decorations my grandmother had when I was a child. The trees in particular.
The kids will love that they light up with LED lights and I’ll appreciate the subtle Christmas insertion into their bedrooms.
What do you think of the houses? Yay or nay? And what will your decor theme be this year?